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Currant Scones

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Ingredients
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), dried
  Whole wheat flour 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs), sifted
  Baking powder 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Honey 3 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , beaten
Directions

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Butter a baking sheet.
Place currants into a small bowl, cover with boiling water and set aside to plump for 15 to 20 minutes.
Sift together flour and baking powder 3 times.
Place into a large bowl.
With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut butter into flour until mixture has a mealy consistency.
Drain currants, and add to flour mixture, stirring to blend.
Pour milk into a small bowl.
With a fork, beat in honey.
Add to flour mixture, stirring just until moistened.
With floured hands divide dough into 4 equal parts.
On a floured surface, pat each piece of dough into a 5-inch round.
Place on prepared baking sheet, and cut each round into 4 pieces, as you would slice a pie, cutting all the way through, but not separating them.
Brush egg on top and sides of dough.
Bake on middle shelf of oven for 10 minutes, or until golden.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked

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